Canal Integration Program (CIP)
During years when the District receives 20 percent or less of its contract water allocation from the Central Valley Project, qualified participating water users may pump groundwater from wells throughout the District to the San Luis Canal (SLC), generally from April through August using existing District and privately-owned pipelines. The groundwater will be pumped into the SLC at existing licensed water integration locations. Such water would be conveyed using the SLC for withdrawal and use on other land within the District.
Prior to introduction into the SLC, all wells must be tested to demonstrate compliance with the USBR’s Water Quality Monitoring Plan SLC Water Quality Monitoring Program (WQMP) that includes water quality standards and groundwater level requirements. Further, only wells located 2-miles or more from the SLC are currently allowed to participate. The District, the Department of Water Resources, and the United States Bureau of Reclamation, are entities approving the CIP well(s).
Interested pumpers should review the CIP Application, WQMP, and General Integration Design, and direct questions to David Vang at email@example.com.
Distribution System Integration Program (DIP)
The purpose of the Distribution System Integration Program (DIP) is to provide the water users flexibility in the timing and use of groundwater available to them. The Program provides for the accumulation of water credits for groundwater pumped into the District’s distribution system by the water user (Pumper). The credits accumulated may be used at times and locations which will assist the Pumper meet his overall water requirements.
Prior to approval to pump into the District’s distribution system, a Sand Test and Triennial Analysis (Drinking Water Standards) shall be performed on the well and the results approved by the Resources Department. The Pumper must obtain written permission (Consent Form) from all water users on the lateral.
Once approved to pump into the distribution system, a Compliance Analysis is required bimonthly, and a Triennial Analysis is required every three years.
Interested pumpers should review the DIP Application, Exhibit A (Procedures), and General DIP Design, and direct questions to Antonio Solorio at firstname.lastname@example.org.